Innovation Works

Innovation Works plays a vital role in Southwestern PA’s technology economy. We invest capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact. We’ve invested over $48M in roughly 140 technology startups. Those companies have been a magnet for creating thousands of new jobs and attracting follow-on capital to the region—over $1 billion since our seed fund began in 1999.
TypeInvestor
HQPittsburgh, US
Founded1999
Websiteinnovationworks.org
Innovation Works was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US

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Innovation Works Office Locations

Innovation Works has an office in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
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Innovation Works Blogs

AlphaLab’s Book of the Month

Once a week, the AlphaLab cohort sits down for a ‘Founders Lunch’ to talk all things entrepreneurship. They exalt their successes, discuss their roadblocks, and set goals for the coming weeks. This weekly lunch is a hallmark of the sharing environment of AlphaLab — here, entrepreneurs learn from our…

Welcoming AlphaLab Gear Artist in Residence: Shikeith

Shikeith is on his second boomerang to Pittsburgh and we hope he’s here to stay.Shikeith’s experiences in Pittsburgh speak to the potential of the city to accelerate rising artists and share skills and resources in this small city. In 2013, Shikeith received word that there were opportunities for yo…

Centering Inclusion in Everything We Do

Jenn Van Dam of IW, Clarence Carlos of RC21X, Anne Lopez of Loopla, George Cook of Honeycomb Credit, Emily Wazlak of Shine Registry, and Pam Eichenbaum also of IW after the live recording of Caffeinated Innovation at the Inclusive Innovation Summit.Recently, the City of Pittsburgh hosted the Inclusi…

Meet The Four New Members of the IW Board

Four new board members bring the expertise of portfolio company entrepreneurs, investors, and academic research to the Innovation Works (IW) board. Joe Ferrera, Tom Jones, Donna Meyers, and Dr. Jimmy Williams, Jr. bring a robust collective expertise in start-ups, venture capital, corporate managemen…

More on the AlphaLab Cycle 20 Companies

The Pittsburgh Business Times helped introduce the newest AlphaLab cohort earlier this month, and many of you were able to meet the founders at our Open House in February. So, we wanted to take some time to share our insights on what we think makes this cohort unique.What stands out most about this …

How to Build a Startup Revenue Model (and not feel like you’re making sh*t up)

I’ve written about general guidelines for financial modeling and specific tactical tips, but I’ve neglected to address an important question: what’s the best way to structure your revenue model? Modeling expenses is fairly straightforward, but many of the first-time founders I work with feel uncomfo…
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Innovation Works Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Innovation Works founded?

    Innovation Works was founded in 1999.

  • Where is Innovation Works headquarters?

    Innovation Works headquarters is located at Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA, Pittsburgh.

  • Where are Innovation Works offices?

    Innovation Works has an office in Pittsburgh.

  • How many offices does Innovation Works have?

    Innovation Works has 1 office.